Rimavska Sobota New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Slovakia
Region
Banská Bystrica
District
Rimavská Sobota
Settlement
Rimavská Sobota
Site address
Rimavská Sobota New Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.388542, 20.027508
Perimeter length
343 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Unknown
General site condition
Although the Jewish cemetery is adjacent to the municipal cemetery, the two are separated by a wall. The Jewish cemetery is well-maintained and still in use. Trees grow there. There are benches. There is also a memorial on the site to the victims of the Holocaust.
Number of existing gravestones
Around 250
Date of oldest tombstone
1906 (the earliest found by ESJF)
Date of newest tombstone
2019 (the latest found by ESJF)
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The New Jewish Cemetery in Rimavská Sobota was built opposite an older one that was demolished in 1979. The tombstones from the older cemetery were most likely transferred to the new site.

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